Originally Posted by rdawson808
I wasn't all that impressed by Brazil today. I think Croatia had the better team today except in one very important way--they kept leaving Brazil's strikers alone at the top of the box which led to Kaka's goal. Other than that, Croatia looked good.
I don't see Ronaldinho play often but he looked a little like a primadona today. It's what I think of as a Michael Jordan syndrome. You may truly be the best, but the whole world acts like you are untouchable in the sense that if you go down it must have been a foul, if you complain about being fouled then everyone starts to ask "oh, are we not protecting our strikers enough with our referring?" etc. I'm the best so if I'm not performing it must be because someone else is hurting me. Ehh, maybe you just had a bad game. Others that see him play more often than I know more I'm sure.
they're not a team yet, just a bunch of great individual players, but they were that way in '98, and they made it to the final. kaka's goal was beautiful though. not only for the placement and spin, but consider also that he is right-footed, and he made a shot that few players could, even with their dominant foot.